Kuching records one new Covid-19 case, Lundu returns to green zone status

Covid-19 statistics for Sarawak as of Nov 17, 2020. Source: SDMC

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KUCHING, Nov 17: Sarawak recorded one new Covid-19 case in Kuching today, while Lundu has reclaimed its Covid-19 green zone status with no local transmission cases recorded within the past 14 days.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement today, confirmed that the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak now stands at 1,042.

Case 1,042 was detected through a Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) screening following the patient’s visit to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) on Nov 16 to get treatment for fever, cough, sore throat and headache experienced since Nov 12.

The case was immediately admitted to the SGH isolation ward. The case was screened and confirmed positive for Covid-19 on the same day.

Investigations revealed the patient had close contact with Case 1,040 who is a co-worker.

The case did not have any history of travelling out of the country or of visiting any high risk areas.

Further investigation and contact tracing are currently actively being carried out.

Meanwhile, Kuching remained a Covid-19 red zone with a total of 101 local transmission cases recorded within the past 14 days while Miri and Limbang maintained their status as yellow zones.

Five active clusters remains as of today, namely Jalan Abell Cluster with 15 cases, Baki Cluster (33 cases), Seladah Cluster (nine cases), Greenhill Cluster (91 cases) and Wisma Saberkas Cluster (44 cases).

There were two cases who recovered and were discharged from SGH. Thus, the total number of recovered cases in Sarawak has increased to 933 or 89.54 per cent of total cases so far.

A total of 90 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals in the state currently with 80 in SGH including one requiring a ventilator, and 10 patients in Miri Hospital.

Sarawak also recorded 12 more Persons-Under-Investigation (PUI) with six cases pending laboratory test results.

There were also 409 Persons-Under-Surveillance (PUS) registered into selected hotels to undergo quarantine.

As of today, there are a total of 3,104 individuals undergoing quarantine in 30 hotels throughout the state. — DayakDaily